Clemson University

Is Clemson a Good School for the Money?

Clemson University Value Report

Is Clemson worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Clemson value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within South Carolina, Clemson is a Great Quality for a Great Price.

Top 15% South Carolina Value
Top 10% South Carolina Quality

Clemson University is ranked #2 out of #34 in South Carolina for quality and #4 out of #32 for South Carolina value.

This makes it a great quality and a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  4 out of 32
Great Value
State Value Score  87.50 out of 100
Great Value

Find out if Clemson offers in-state tuition that you may qualify for.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 10% National Quality

Clemson University is ranked #714 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Clemson University provides the kind of quality education we anticipated when compared to other colleges at the same price point. Based on this information we believe it is priced fairly for the type of education provided.

National Value Ranking  714 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  51.50 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Thomas Aquinas College $124,750 A+
University of Georgia $139,962 A
Lawrence University $145,543 A
Indiana University - Bloomington $164,986 B
Clarkson University $169,901 B
Gonzaga University $173,576 B-
Clemson University $191,488 C
Providence College $204,404 C-
Pepperdine University $212,457 D+
Loyola Marymount University $220,898 D+
Reed College $235,796 D

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $191,488 for a Clemson Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from Clemson will cost you about $191,488. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $44,326 and a typical 4.32 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $44,326
Average Years to Graduate 4.32
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $191,488

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Clemson student takes 4.32 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Clemson degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$103,296 In-State With Aid
$219,564 Avg Cost No Aid
4.32 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Clemson.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $219,564 #319 B+
All Students $191,488 #714 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $182,624 #880 C-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $140,236 #2 A
All Students $112,160 #4 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $103,296 #4 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of South Carolina.

About 93% of Clemson students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Clemson financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Clemson cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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